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Factual to Sponsor Hackers and Founders Hackathon

On April 22-23, Factual will be sponsoring a ‘Hackers and Founders Hackathon’ at the Hacker Dojo in Mountain View, California. The event will consist of coding sessions, along with two structured talks/panel discussions focused on Local Data and Big Data. We’re excited that some pretty major players in the tech and business worlds will be participating.

On the first evening of the hackathon (4/22), Greg Sterling (Sterling Market Intelligence, SearchEngineLand) Pete Warden (ReadWriteWeb) will moderate a panel entitled “Beyond Local Search: Local Data Connecting the Real World.” The panel will address how Local Data is moving beyond its traditional scope of powering Local Search and Yellow Pages, and is increasingly being used to connect people with the world around them. Our expert panelists include: Steve Coast, Principle Architect, Bing Mobile and Founder of OpenStreetMap, Greg Lindahl (Founder, CTO Blekko), Darian Shirazi (CEO & Founder, Fwix), and Max Ogden (fellow at Code for America).

On the second evening (4/23), we will host an intimate conversation with Marten Mickos, former CEO of MySQL and current CEO of Eucalyptus Systems. Attendees will have a chance to ask him questions over dinner.

Additionally, you can expect a short presentation by Alan Braveman from Fwix on the Fwix API (Saturday at noon).

Of course, throughout the weekend, developers will be working non-stop to build cool, game-changing applications using Factual data. And their efforts won’t go unrewarded, since we’ll be awarding prizes ($250-$1000) to the three best applications at the end of the hackathon.

On top of that, we’ll be providing great food and free drinks. So come prepared to code and eat!

Here are the full event details:

Hackers & Founders 2-Day Hackathon
Friday, April 22nd: 6 – 11pm
Saturday, April 23rd: 9am to 11pm
Location: Hacker Dojo
140 South Whisman Road
Mountain View, CA 94041
(650) 898-7925

You can RSVP for the event here:

And if you have questions, please email or

If you’re planning on being in the Bay Area that weekend, join us for a fun two days of data hacking and “mapping” the future.

– The Factual Team & Hackers and Founders